Zeba Blay -Huff Post Black Voices
Last week, Tyler Perry’s latest Madea installment, “Boo! A Madea Halloween,” swept the box office, even beating out Tom Cruise’s latest action flick, “Jack Reacher.” The film made $27.6 million its opening weekend, and remains at the no. 1 spot in the box office as of Friday.
But the success of “Boo! A Madea Halloween” had some people questioning the moviegoing habits of black audiences, leading to a debate about whether or not black people have an obligation to support black filmmakers and creators. Are you a bad black person if you think Madea is funny? What does it mean if you refuse to watch Madea because you think she’s a bad representation of blackness?
On Tuesday, comedian Lil Duval posted a tweet that instantly went viral, where he called out what he perceived to be a double standard in black support of filmmakers:
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